Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP)
The Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) awards grants to state, public, or private entities to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease through the provision of quality medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services for active, inactive, and disabled coal miners.
Minimum required services include:
- Staffing of a board-certified pulmonologist or internal or family medicine physician with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases
- Patient education and outreach
- Lung function testing
- Chest imaging
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Medical case management
- Compensation counseling
- Referral to a Department of Labor medical examiner
- Patient-level data collection and reporting
Funding will also be made available for a Black Lung Center of Excellence that has the capacity to provide technical assistance to BLCP grantees and train medical personnel both within and outside of the black lung community.
Any state, public, or private entity that can meet the requirements is eligible. This includes faith-based and community-based organizations as well as federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.
Estimated total program funding:
Expected number of awards: 15
Project period: 3 years
A table showing funding allocations in each service area is available in the application instructions.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
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